Design and develop assessment tools

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TAEASS502A, 'Design and develop assessment tools'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Determine focus of the assessment tool

1.1. Identify target group of candidates, purposes of assessment tool, and contexts in which the tool will be used

1.2. Access relevant benchmarks for assessment and interpret them to establish evidence required to demonstrate competence

1.3. Identify, access and interpret organisational, legal and ethical requirements and relevant contextualisation guidelines

1.4. Identify other related documentation to inform assessment tool development

2. Design assessment tool

2.1. Select assessment methods that support the collection of defined evidence, taking into account the context in which the assessment will take place and meeting the principles of assessment

2.2. Enable candidates to show or support their claim for recognition of current competency through selected assessment methods

2.3. Consider different assessment instruments for the selected assessment methods to generate options for collection of evidence

2.4. Consider how the assessment instruments will be administered

3. Develop assessment tool

3.1. Develop specific assessment instruments that address the evidence to be collected

3.2. Define and document clear and specific procedures instructing assessor and candidate on the administration and use of the instruments

3.3. Consider requirements of assessment system policies and procedures and address storage and retrieval needs, and review, evaluation and version control procedures as part of this process

4. Review and trial assessment tool

4.1. Check draft assessment tools against evaluation criteria and amend as required

4.2. Trial assessment tools to validate content and applicability

4.3. Collect and document feedback from relevant people involved in trialling

4.4. Make amendments to final tool based on analysis of feedback

4.5. Appropriately format and file finalised assessment tool according to assessment system policies and procedures and organisational, legal and ethical requirements

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAEASS502A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AVI50510 - Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)
  • HLT41807 - Certificate IV in Pathology